AN EXPERT has revealed the disgusting reason why you should never use the luggage rack that’s in your hotel room.
Only one spot is safe for your prized belongings when you first arrive at your getaway spot and it’s not where you might expect.
An expert has revealed the disgusting reason why you should never use the luggage rack in hotels[/caption]
Only one spot is seen as safe and it isn’t where you’d expect[/caption]
According to an insect enthusiast and pest expert, the bathroom is the perfect place to store your luggage and if there’s room in your swanky hotel bathtub you should definitely leave it in there.
The reason is horrifying little bedbugs that will stop at nothing to get inside your clothes, shoes and even just the bag itself.
Brittany Campbell, staff entomologist for the National Pest Management Association warned: “Travelers should avoid placing their luggage on upholstered surfaces and the bed when they arrive at their destination, since bed bugs are typically found on mattresses, box springs, and in the crevices of furniture and inside upholstery.”
Brittany went on to explain how the bathroom is the safest place to store any sized luggage as the nasty pests tend to avoid anywhere wet and cooler.
Obviously not everyone wants to look at their weeks worth of clothes when they’re brushing their teeth or have to move the suitcases everytime you want to have a wash.
Brittany would recommend just leaving it in the bathroom for your entire stay but she says if you have to move it then do a thorough check first of the whole room for bed bugs to avoid an unhappy stay.
Luggage racks were given a big no from the expert who said: “Avoid using racks with hollow legs, since bed bugs can hide within the legs.
Bedbugs are a real issue and have caused carnage as of late including in Paris where a worrying outbreak was reported last month.
Brittany noted bedbugs are brilliant at finding hiding spots and taking over wherever they end up.
She said: “Essentially, anywhere people live or stay can potentially become infested with bed bugs.
“Bed bugs are extremely skilled hitchhikers due to their ability to survive in temporary habitats, such as personal luggage or underneath the seats in cars, buses and trains.”
“Regardless of where you lay your head at night, bringing back bed bugs is a serious issue, as these elusive pests can quickly make themselves at home and are difficult to get rid of.”
One town in England has become so riddled with bed bugs it’s been dubbed a disaster zone – and there are fears it’ll never get rid of the creatures.
Paranoia is mounting in Southend, as locals are fearful that public transport from London is to blame for the outbreak.
The Sun recently revealed where the UK’s bed bug outbreak is hitting hardest.
Experts used Google search data to work out which cities have the worst problem per population size.
London had the most searches for terms like ‘bed bug treatment’ per capita with 266,400 searches – – the equivalent to 2.97% of the population Googling bed bugs.
In second place is Leicester with 2.95% of the population and in third is Manchester with 2.8%.
Meanwhile, Wakefield had the lowest rate of bed bug problems with just 0.46% searching for bed bugs
Bathrooms have been called the best spot for avoiding bedbugs in your luggage[/caption]